Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Characters

Phillip M Hoose
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Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin is the main character of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. The entire point of the book is to publicize her life and her important achievements on behalf of the Civil Rights movement. She was born on September 5th, 1939 near Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette grew up a very inquisitive and head-strong young woman. When she started to learn about black history at Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery, she began to resent racial segregation laws, especially the bus segregation laws that were especially demeaning to blacks in Montgomery.

On March 2nd, 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white woman and she was arrested and taken to jail. She was charged with crimes as a result, including the crime of police brutality. A young lawyer named Fred Gray helped to get the charges removed insofar as he could, though this was not entirely successful...

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